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Boy is it cold this winter…in Korea.

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Korean winter

Korean winter

I’ve already pointed it out in this post called “My feet are cold,” but the weather continues to be a bit chillier than I remember compared to the past two winters.  Lately, on my bike ride home, I debate whether I should simply take the bus instead because my face feels like it’s frozen with the front part of my cranium.  I literally wonder if I’m doing damage to my health with the “brain freeze” I get on the 10 minute ride home.

However, when I look at the weather gauge, it says it’s only 37 to 47 degrees or 40 degrees fahrenheit.  Even in Seattle, 40 degrees fahrenheit NEVER felt this cold.  The average temperature in Korea supposedly gets even colder than what the readings currently say.  There’s even an article published yesterday pointing out it has been much colder in the past with temperatures dipping close to a degree celsius colder than today.  There’s a reason why Koreans love their electric blankets and ondol.

This post though makes this previous random set of comments look like a joke: feels like spring in Korea.  It did (I swear) feel like it for like a few hours.  ^^

Ferry on the icy Han River

Ferry on the icy Han River

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Feels like spring in (Busan) Korea

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Spring!

Spring!

After a few weeks of freezing my little tail off including buying an electric blanket and small heater detailed here in “my feet are cold” post, today felt like spring had arrived already.  I realize we’ll probably be back in the cold again and my feet will probably be freezing again for at least a few more weeks/months, but it was nice walking out today.  Didn’t feel like I needed the scarf, gloves and ear muffs today…nice!

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My feet are cold

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cold feet

cold feet

Earlier, this evening, I could barely feel my feet. We were eating in a Pojang Macha or basically an orange tent which houses a small single operating restaurant in Korea. Many of these “street vendor” type of eating establishments serve the most basic of pleasures in Korea like soju, beer and simple food. As a westerner, you might be somewhat disgusted at the hygiene which appears to be low, but in general, most people fail to get sick and these Pojang macha’s are a favorite destination after hours. However, it was really cold tonight and I couldn’t wait to either get inside or go home. Continue reading

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Just short of 600 views…

Like I said “porcupines,” “Korean women” and many others like “how to say hello (or thank you) in Korean” are dominating the traffic on the blog these days.  For a snippet of the rest of the popular posts, check out the following WordPress stats for The Real “South” Korea: Continue reading

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The heat has finally arrived in Busan

Over the past couple of weeks, the weather here in Busan, Korea has been getting warmer and warmer, but summer has mysteriously arrived a bit later than expected.  We were experiencing Fall weather for more than a month and I was wondering when the summer heat would arrive.  I liked it being from Seattle…

Being in the 82 degree weather today though (supposedly it feels 88 or so degrees though), it definitely felt like summer here.

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Too busy to see we’re going to die…

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What’s the worst that can happen? An Inconvenient Truth. Global Warming.

I’ve been lucky enough to see the first video & it’s in the next post since I found it on Youtube. I originally ignored it for a while on my facebook funwall because let’s just say funwall gets to be a little too spam like at times. However, I’m starting to see that some of the forwards on funwall are decent — especially this one. I’m glad I felt like I had a few minutes to look it over because it just pounds in the fact that we should be acting in response to the global environmental problems. Continue reading

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What’s the worst that can happen?

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Winter’s here & got a new cell phone!

Had to break out the heavy jackets and other winter clothing today.  Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr….

Also, dropped downstairs to homeplus to buy my new Samsung SCH-W290 cell phone since those dang Russian spies took my old one from me.  🙂  Continue reading

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